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Sunday, 10 April 2011

Ritual Fire Dance in Bulgaria

An old habit of the centuries can be traced back to Tracians, Bulgaria. Nestinarstvo (Fire Dancing) is a mysterious ritual in which people actually dancing on burning coals without causing burns.

Ritual Fire Dance in Bulgaria

Believed to have become one of the oldest pagan rituals in the Balkans. Nestinarstvo become a symbol of resistance against the persecution by the Christian Church and communism and is still practiced in some villages Bulgaria and the Greek-speaking on Strandzha Mountains.

One of these remote settlements is the legendary village Bulgari, in which people are still dancing on hot coals, just as their ancestors have done for thousands of years. watch video and more images after the break...
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